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Saturday, 26 February 2011

It's PARTY-TIME!!!!!!!!!

Bead Soup Blog Party = an amazing and fun worldwide jewellery event
210 = the amount of people participating
Lori Andersson = amazing lady who arranged it all and put so much work into it. Big applause!!!!!!
Anita Denisova = my lovely party partner from Rome, Italy. Originally from Russia.
Huge creative block = what I have been going through during the last few weeks.

Here is a previous post of mine, where you can see and read about what Anita sent me, and what I sent to her.

At last I feel like I can present this. Honestly I've been going through a very tough time trying to put together something that I feel will do the components that Anita sent to me justice. I must have tried at least 20, if not 30, different concepts for a piece. And I never felt pleased with any of them. But here we are now. A necklace I have named iPodYou. Anita's lovely big handmade felted pod and the two little love birds kind of gave away the name.




All the other 209 party participants you will find here, at the bottom of Lori Anderson's post (our hostess) :

http://lorianderson.blogspot.com/2011/02/welcome-to-bead-soup-blog-party.html

All my best,
Malin

91 comments:

Deci said...

I think this is a really fun piece. Retro and whimsical, and modern. All at the same time.

Dee said...

gorgeous!! I love the unique bead caps used on the green beads, you did her beads justice in this one, and the colors are so wonderful..fabulous job!!

kaypasa said...

This is a witty, engaging piece. It is light and breezy. What great things you did with your beads.

My Life Under the Bus said...

I agree a Happy & Uplifting piece It brings a smile to me just looking at it!

Happy Hopping Malin!

Kate said...

That pod is SO cute. You showed it off to perfection!

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

Now You can relax and feel good!!
AWESOME ....
You made a wonderful piece with the gold and greens and orange YUMMIE
I especially look at the golden nuggets on top of the pod- mmmmmmmmm that combination

Claire Maunsell said...

Oh Malin, it was so worth all that angst...the way you have integrated those elements is superb. I'm in love with that green, particularly in the focal. That felt is so much fun! (Thank you so much for the blog award btw).

Stacey said...

Oh my - oh my - oh my - this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love everything about it!!

Jackson said...

I love what you made!

Kristen said...

I like what you did with the felted bead. What a nice necklace.

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

That is So sweet! I Really like it! I think you did a wonderful job with it. Sorry to hear the process was not smooth, but you should be happy with it. And the name fits it well.

ccrider2006 said...

This is one of the happiest pieces I have seen - you would never know you went through so much angst in getting there.

Marian Hertzog said...

This piece is awesome! I love your design work! So different and you pulled it together so well!

Wendy said...

Wow! Love your design and the colors! :)

Rebecca said...

Malin, I love it! I think you have done a brilliant job here. I know you have struggled with this one (I did with mine too!) but you've come out on top. I would definitely wear this!

Janet said...

Malin I remember you were stumped. Well this is Wonderful and one of my Faves of the Party! I love what you did Malin it is so Alive and beautiful!!!

maryharding said...

Lovely, elegant,beautiful, wonderfully thought out. a great piece Malin!!

Sandi Volpe said...

Wow, what a beautiful necklcae.

Heidi said...

That's a great name and a fun piece. Very modern looking for sure.

BeadsByEarthTones said...

oh how i love this! bright and sunny...i think you did a fab job! i LOVE those black beads!!

N Valentine Studio said...

Oh my goodness what a lovely piece. The colors made me smile and I love the layout of it. Very whimsical and fun! Well done!!

Pretty Things said...

OH COOL! I really think this is neat. That pod bead is so quirky and I love quirky and whimsical. The colors are summery and I like how you made the entire piece feel light and airy.

KUDOS!

Barbara Lewis said...

Super! I just loved the felted bead with the beads ... I'm not stuttering! Beautiful composition!

Terri said...

This is so sweet like a slice of sunshine...and those little love birds. Really nice!!!

TesoriTrovati said...

Those colors just scream SUMMER to me! And with the snow piling up outside I need any excuse to forget that summer is a long way away!
I love the light airy feel of the chain and the mix of textures and colors. The unexpected touches, like the little birds is sweet! You nailed it! And even though you were pushed to the limits, it was a lot of fun, wasn't it? I hope to see you at the next soup in August!
Enjoy the day, Malin!
Erin

rosebud101 said...

Wow! I see and feel citrus! That is an amazing piece of jewelry! Enjoy your blog hop!

Suzette Bentley said...

Love those colors! Great design!

Sally Anderson said...

Clearly you didn't have THAT much trouble with this, Malin, because it's totally awesome! Really great! I just love it. Congratulations!
SallyA

moonlitfantaseas said...

very cool necklace, great design!

Dana said...

#209 here....amazing beads amazing necklace...love the colors and that focal bead is so different. Great job

Elisabeth said...

Love how you used orange, green and gold together - beautiful!

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

so fun and refreshing - fantastic!

Hopemore Studio said...

Amazing...totally worth fighting through the block..you absolutely did justice to the 'ingredients'.

Loretta said...

I love what you did with those interesting beads. Great job! The soup is good.

FryeStyle said...

I dig the colors and the rings and of course, the beaded and felted pod! Cool Malin!

Linda Landig said...

Malin you were so worried about this and it turned out amazing! I wish I could see better what kind of beads you have just above the felted pod. I love the little birds swinging from their perch below and the airy loops above. This necklace just SINGS!

Cindy said...

Malin, I had to smile when I read how you tried so many different variations before deciding on a design for your piece...I was the SAME way! Let me tell you, I really love your end result. This is one of my favorite pieces I've seen in Bead Soup land. The whole composition is just perfection. You should be so proud - this is a beauty!

Tara P. said...

It's beautiful - I would have struggled too just because there are a few things I'm just not familiar with there. It turned out wonderful, though!

Jenni C said...

I hope you are happy with the end result because it is lovely. I love the pod and I like how you linked the rings and also the caps are very cute. Quite a retro appeal in that colour combination. Well done, now relax!

Jenni C said...

I hope you are happy with the end result because it is lovely. I love the pod and I like how you linked the rings and also the caps are very cute. Quite a retro appeal in that colour combination. Well done, now relax!

Regina said...

I love it, it is summery, colorful and totally wearable. Congratulations!

Mags said...

A very lovely piece of art :-D

steufel said...

Malin, you really come up with something special here. You pushed your limits and eventually suceeded. How great is that. Love the name too!

gbkoru said...

Gorgeous necklace! I love the colors and the links.

BluMoon said...

Very nice interesting and unusual!
Jackie

m.e. said...

your quest for the perfect design was successful!!! This is so LOVELY!
This necklace is the image of a summer breeze,a Warm and Wonderful creation !!!
m.e. :)

I LOVE color! said...

Oh so creative and clever Love this piece Be Blessed

Lois Moon said...

I love it. The bead studded pod of great and I love the tiny birds dangling. The piece is such a little mod nature walk!

Courtney said...

Really beautiful! I love the colors, the circles and the little birds.

ladynoble said...

I love the colors, the beads, the placement and your blog! I just signed up to follow you and I am sure I will be more than inspired by future designs as much as I am by this piece. Nice Soup!

Lisa said...

I get the creative block...it happens when you least expect it, but you certainly overcame it! This is a delightful necklace!

Heather said...

Love that wool beaded pod and you made me laugh!! Great name for your piece and you totally did it justice. I like your soup very much!!

Spirited Earth said...

i was so curious what you were going to do with your ingredients it was such an unusual mix..i so love that little pod and your piece is wonderful

Fire Phoenix said...

I am always so impressed with your jewellery making skills, and this is no exception! Stunning.

SueBeads said...

Oh wow, Malin, really cool piece!

maneki said...

Very pretty necklace! I really like both the colours and the design. Truly spring jewellery.

CAG- Crafts said...

Love the color combination and how you put everything together!

Jennifer Cameron said...

What a fun happy summery piece. The birds are darling and I love how you put it all together. THose bead caps on the larger green beads are really cool and I pretty much hate most beadcaps, so that's saying something. I would wear this in a heartbeat.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Wow - stunning piece! I love the bright colors and what a beautiful piece for the summer!

Laura said...

This is so fun it looks like a toy! The colors are great and I love the way you put them together.

Julianna Cannon said...

L.O.V.E the colors~ and your design is the perfect display of ingredients. Sweet!

Beadbug said...

I apod you clap clap clap :) Love it.

rockcreekcreations said...

Nope...I do not believe the you had a creative block! It looks wonderful!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I love it it is really nice and so creative. Love those little love bird. So bright and happy.

Everyday Gypsy said...

I really liked your necklace. The way you used different materials for the front and back of the necklace really added interest to the piece. How absolutely lovely and so is your ETSY shop!

Francy said...

love the design and the beautiful colors!

Helmitarha said...

The necklace is awesome! It's fun, colorful and eye-catching! You did a great job! ;)

Barbara Bechtel said...

Hello there Malin! My that felt focal is quite pretty. I don't think you should work because I really think you nailed it on the head, sort of like your song on the right. I think everything is in its place!

Well done!

Judy said...

Very cool necklace! The colors are so vibrant and fun. The felt focal is really unique, you did such a great job!

Sarabeth said...

what a great combo of soup!

beautiful design!

sarabeth

Leigh said...

I love the title you chose for this piece and your great design. Beautiful work!

Holly said...

Malin, as always, your necklace is gorgeous! I love how you worked that way cool pod and the little bird charm :)

roseworksjewelry said...

That's beautiful :) I'm glad you worked through your creative block :)

Lisa Godfrey said...

Gorgeous! I love this color combination. It's so bright and cheery! I love your work. It's always so fresh and unique. Very inspiring! :-)

Serena Trent said...

I like the strands of seed beads and the bold colors of the orange and green!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Wow what a funky piece... so many interesting beads and such vibrant colours. I love it. Well done!

Karyn
Australia

Christine said...

The colors are so fun together! Your necklace makes me smile!!

Beadroe said...

Very creative design. Love the light and airy feel.

BeaderBubbe said...

Lovely pieces and hope you feel better. I am a slow blog hopper and only get to about 10 blogs a night...between work, and grandkids, but I feel I accomplish something if I stop by a couple a night. So hope to see you along the way...

Shirley said...

So sorry you are feeling under the weather. Your necklace is absolutely beautiful, and I pray that it will lift up your spirits each time you wear it.
Hang in there and know that we are all cheering for you. Blessings, Shirley

Islandgirl said...

Love those bright spring colours! Hope that you are feeling better! Take care Lynne

LeeLu Creations said...

Such a unique piece. I love the colors together.

Beth said...

OMG this is just AWESOME! I LOVE THIS!!!!!!! I am speechless, It's just fantastic.

CraftyHope said...

Zowie! That is one amazing piece of art. It's fabulous!

alice said...

you did a great job- I had to look twice to see that yes you did chanfe the color of the seed beads as they went around the bends- I would not have thought of doing that the way you did- I may just try that myself- hope you do not mind. I sure hope you feel better soon. I will say some prayers for you. Have a good break and listen to what your body is telling you.
alice's beads and baubles

Genea said...

Oh Malin, it's beautiful! I love all of the loopy rings and negative space! So awesome! I love those felted pods you got from your partner! So cool!

Patsy Evins said...

I love the bright spring colors! Love the big round links!
You did a fabulous and very unique necklace!

Jen V. said...

It's just perfect.

Boot ~C said...

love the big links!

Kitty Durmaj said...

tack så mycket for sharing that beautiful necklace. I enjoy the vibrant colors and the big links.

tack så mycket for commenting on my blog for the BSBP.

I have relatives that live in southern Sweden...it's very beautiful there.

Kitty

Anita-M said...

Malin, it is great! I love it! What is light, elegant and precious. I wish you both huge success in your creativity!